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Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)


30 Undergraduate programs
19 Postgraduate programs


Institution type Private
Year established Data not available
Campus setting Urban
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
foreign students 10%
Nationalities Data not available

About Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) was established in 1976 and is one of the first private universities in Malaysia. It was previously named Institut Latihan Sultan Ahmad Shah (ILSAS) until 1997. The institution later changed its name to UNITEN, upon becoming a recognised institute of higher learning. Their vision is to become a leading university in global energy. 

The programmes offered are focused on Engineering, IT and Business. 

The university focuses on its students in becoming individuals and top-class graduates. These students are molded by the courses offered, designed with expert advice from the industry and a world class teaching faculty. 

The courses are delivered by experts in their respective fields and have many years of research experience.

UNITEN also has a sports department, in which they train teams for national and international level university competitions. 



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Courses available 50

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Living cost

$ 342 per month

Average living cost in Malaysia

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On-campus apartments are available for over 4,000 students. Bedrooms are either single or double and an apartment can accommodate two to six students. 

Facilities per unit

  1. The premium units include water heater, fridge, lounge, air conditioning.
  2. The non-high end are equipped with basic facilities such as, sofa, kitchenettes and modern toilets.

Types of Apartment:

  • Premium Single (2 students per apartment) - RM620
  • Premium Single (4 students per apartment) - RM570
  • Deluxe Single (4 students per apartment) - RM440
  • Deluxe Twin sharing (4 students per apartment) - RM320
  • Superior Single (6 students per apartment) - RM340
  • Superior Sharing (6 students per apartment) - RM270

All the apartments include the following facilities:

  • Room inventory: single bed & mattress, side table, wardrobe, noticeboard, a ceiling fan and lamp;
  • the warden of the student units makes sure that any damages will be repaired immediately.


UNITEN has two campuses. Putrajaya Campus was established in 1997 and is located about 38 km south of Kuala Lumpur. The campus has an area of 214 hectares. 

UNITEN's Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Campus in Pahang began on 13 February 2001 because of the rapid growth of Putrajaya campus. 

  • Academic Facilities and Resources:
    • Lecture halls and classrooms, seminar and conference rooms,
    • engineering technology skills training workshops and laboratories,
    • personal computer laboratories,
    • multimedia facilities,
    • an auditorium, 
    • multipurpose hall.


  • Student Support Services and Student Development Activities  
    • UNITEN provides an Olympic-size swimming pool,
    • equestrian facilities (Horse riding),
    • mini-stadium for football.


  • Health and Medical facilities
    • Medical treatment can be obtained at the nearby Bandar Muadzam Shah Hospital.


  • Instructional Facilities
    • Lecture theatrettes and classrooms with airconditioning.


  • Social, Recreational and Sport Facilities
    • Mosque within walking distance from the Sultan Haji Campus,
    • fields for soccer, rugby and hockey, 
    • courts for tennis, badminton and sepak takraw.

Student population

Medium (1,001 to 10,000)

Total population

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UNITEN welcomes International students

  • UNITEN welcomes students from all over the world. Eventually they expect to have about 20 percent of the university’s students to come from other countries.

UNITEN provides a wide range of support services to international students to look after their welfare and special needs. The International Office provides assistance pertaining information and immigration policies. 

The International Student Unit of the Student Affairs Centre looks after accommodation arrangement, welfare, counseling advice and special needs. 


What is UNITEN famous for?

Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) is a unique institution, focusing on Engineering, Computer Science & Information Technology, Business, Accounting, Finance, Energy Management and related areas.


Why choose UNITEN?

Universiti Tenaga Nasional UNITEN is one of the top private universities in Kajang, Malaysia. It is ranked #761-770 in QS World University Rankings 2024.


What is the employability rate of Uniten?

The employability rate of UNITEN is always between 93 and 95 percent after six months upon completion of studies. These are the indications that UNITEN graduates are highly sought-after by the industry.



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